English Premiership

Mourinho: Shaw will not be sold

2017-02-20 13:16
Luke Shaw (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United full back Luke Shaw is going nowhere, says boss Jose Mourinho.

The 21-year old full-back, a £27 million pound signing in June 2014, is reportedly frustrated at his lack of playing time since recovering from a serious injury suffered in the Champions League against PSV at the start of last season.

Shaw has struggled to break into the first team under Mourinho, but the Portuguese has rubbished any rumours of a rift between the two while dismissing the possibility of Shaw leaving Old Trafford.

Answering a question on whether Shaw would be sold, Mourinho said: “No, no, no. He will be here for sure, that is out of the question.”

“What I think is that he had a very ugly injury, really, really ugly and the fact is not just the physical point of view but also the mental impact on him,” he added.

“So this season he has had a couple of small injuries and he needs to adapt. He knows what I like in a defender.”

“He knows that I like stability, that I don’t like mistakes, that for me it is vital to trust a player totally and he has to work to get it.”

Mourinho added that time was still on the former Southampton player’s side.

“And when he is on the pitch again he has to try and give me that step-by-step because he is only a young player.”

“Sometimes people forget he is only a young player with a lot to learn but I like the player and I like the boy.”

United next face St Etienne in the return leg of the round of 32 on Wednesday night at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard holding a comfortable 3 goal advantage.

Kick off is at 19:00.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Saturday, 26 August 2017
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester City, Vitality Stadium 13:30
Crystal Palace v Swansea City, Selhurst Park 16:00
Newcastle United v West Ham United, St. James' Park 16:00
Huddersfield Town v Southampton, The John Smith's Stadium 16:00
Watford v Brighton & Hove Albion, Vicarage Road Stadium 16:00
Manchester United v Leicester City, Old Trafford 18:30
Sunday, 27 August 2017
Chelsea v Everton, Stamford Bridge 14:30
West Bromwich Albion v Stoke City, The Hawthorns 14:30
Liverpool v Arsenal, Anfield 17:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Burnley, Wembley Stadium 17:00
Saturday, 09 September 2017
Manchester City v Liverpool, Etihad Stadium 13:30
Arsenal v AFC Bournemouth, Emirates Stadium 16:00
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur, Goodison Park 16:00
Leicester City v Chelsea, King Power Stadium 16:00
Southampton v Watford, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v West Bromwich Albion, The American Express Community Stadium 16:00
Stoke City v Manchester United, Bet365 Stadium 18:30
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.